Camouflage is either a massive do or don’t in fashion nowadays, with those who wear it best absolutely killing it. Thanks to the uprise of streetwear the stereotype of the army has been completely flipped with some of the best outfits consisting of ‘Camo’ cargo bottoms, as well as brands such as Supreme and Carhartt WIP releasing pieces inspired by the staple garment.

However, from the original Camouflage the birth of new colourways including vibrant colours such as pinks and yellows have become frequently seen, now one of the more popular colourways is the winter Camouflage consisting of whites, greys and blacks, which this season are proving to be incredibly popular. The brands highlighting this current trend include brands such as Canada Goose, Russell & Bromley, Sandro, The Northface; all showcasing multiple products of interest to a wide audience, however, the winter camouflage is a pattern, which goes with all different types of clothing silhouette and is a wonderful look for a casual day.

However we understand that this specific print isn’t for everybody, however, we fully endorse that you go camo this season…

 


With Halloween upon us, it wouldn’t be the same without a horror movie (or two…). To get in the spooky spirit of things, the team at proptech startup took a look at the homes featured in some of the world’s most famous scary movies and put together a quiz for all you horror movie lovers.
Consider yourself a Halloween movie buff? Here’s Halloween treat 👻💀🎃Take a shot and test your horror movie knowledge, if you dare…

 

 


Words by Keanu Adorable

Living in one of the world’s leading cities like London leaves us city dwellers an abundance of choice of where to shop for clothes, you could spend hours in just one area of the city and not cover the majority of establishments in the city. Add that with the abundance of online retailers in this digital age; we can shop from our sofa in our pyjamas whilst having a cuppa! However, we here at Clothes Make The Man believe that bricks and mortar stores are special and far from dead, with its own individual and unique vibe and aesthetic, this is why we have made an ultimate list of the best stores in the UK that cater to those interested in menswear,

 

FLANNELS

is one of the UK’s leading luxury retailers, specialising in contemporary men’s and women’s designer clothing, footwear and accessories, with a number of stores throughout the UK.  The cool, spacious and minimal interiors of the stores allow each carefully selected brand to have their own identity, reflecting the company’s philosophy of the importance of individualism and attention to detail. With a brand portfolio including Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Moncler, Jimmy Choo, Stone Island and Kenzo, Flannels has grown rapidly with stores opening in leading UK cities including Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham and Cardiff and soon, London.

The Hip Store

was established in 1987 stocking exclusive and desirable brands from across the globe. The Hip Store is one of the UK’s leading independent fashion stores, catering for a wide range of customer, both culturally and diverse. The menswear store has been a major part of the development of Leeds fashion scene over the past 25 years stocking emerging brands from all over the world such as Adidas, Barbour, Fred Perry, Norse Projects, Ralph Lauren and much more.

Oi Polloi

has become something of a fashion institution in the UK, and not just in Manchester. Oi Polloi is a men’s outfitter’s stocks heritage brands with an urban edge: parkas by Penfield or Harringtons from Baracuta as an example. Oi Polloi the has been going strong since 2002 and has expanded to a second store in Carnaby Street in London. The store has British and global brands stocked: sleek tailored coats and jackets from APC and Engineered Garments; a selection of bags and Gore-Tex coats from Japan’s Nanamica. All in all, it’s the sort of store that any fashion conscious men should visit.

Autograph 

For a city of its size, Birmingham does lack quality independent fashion stores but serves almost as an oasis amid a city full of large chain stores. Autograph is an innovative and established concept menswear store, proud of their unique personal service and forward-thinking knowledge.  The clothes store is known around the Midlands as somewhere you can get fitted out with a super-stylish outfit, from big-name designer brands such as Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood to contemporary brands such as APC and Neil Barrett.

Xile

was founded in 1984, selling top-end American denim brands. Since then the company has firmly established itself as the premium Scottish fashion retailer with a unique mix of established designers and up and coming labels. Xile’s cutting edge fashion boutique is famous for its eclectic mix of top brands and lesser-known independent labels (Aquascutum, Edwin, Y-3, YMC). Make sure to visit their stores in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Livingston.

Present

is a concept store like no other. Based in the bustling area of Shoreditch, it has a refined selection of menswear that comprises of jackets, trendy footwear, underwear and knitwear. With designers like Albam, C.O.F, Maharishi, Masterpiece, Hartford and a huge range of high-end grooming products and books, and magazines from Japan we highly recommend stopping by if you’re in the East End of London.

The Bureau

One of the best – if not the best in Ireland, carrying a fantastic selection of menswear and accessories, all with history and heritage.  speaks to classic gentlemen who quest for long-lasting clothes that provide them with a timeless style. Thus the brand-repertoire includes Barbour, Engineered Garments, Woolrich Woolen Mills, New Balance, Nigel Cabourn, Nanamica, Stone Island Shadow.

And with that, we hope you enjoyed reading about these stores, and we certainly hope that you get the chance to visit them one day, who knows, you might find a new favourite brand to add to your collection.

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For the second time this year Milan based Uber brand Off White has caught the headlines with yet another collaboration. Off White founder, and sometime creative and art director, Virgil Abloh, whos past collabotors have included two guys you may have heard of called Jay-Z and Kanye West on their album Watch the Throne, for which he was nominated for a Grammy. This time he’s working with KITH better known the other side of the pond, has previously collaborated with sportswear giants Adidas, with previous shoe’s hitting quadruple their original retail value.

The collection includes nine pieces including a Black Hoodie, Heather grey crewneck and white long sleeve t-shirt, as well as three additional t-shirt colours.

Joining both KITH’s ‘Just us’ motto, in addition to The O of Off White being replaced by a globe, in this ‘ OFF PALETTE’ capsule.

This collaboration was first released on Friday the 13th; hopefully the collaboration wasn’t as unlucky as that date itself is made out to be.

The question on our lips is what’s next for OffWhite with rumours of a move to the number one spot at Fashion House Versace and a possible collaboration with, get ready for it, Swedish Interiors brand Ikea ???? The world is very much OffWhite and Mr Abloh’s oyster.

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